• Gold: 1,666.48 22.97
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  • Euro: 1.082 -0.003
  • USDX: 99.587 0.25
  • Oil: 52.17 -1.27

Silver Seeker Report: This Week in Mining Issue #1

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Alexco: is in the process of divesting its profitable and fast-growing remediation business (AEG) to the AEG management group. On closing of the transaction AEG will be pay Alexco $12.1m in cash, with the balance of $1.25m payable pursuant to a promissory note maturing on February 14th, 2021. This will go a long way to reducing the required capital investment to bring several Keno Hill mines back into production, feeding a central mill. Construction will start in 2020 and the because the company has already built the mill and started mine development, the buildout period is estimated at 8 or so months... Companies covered in this weekly report: $AXU $USAS $KOR.to $AG $FSM $KNT.v $GSV $KL $OR $SILV $PAAS $TXG.to $WGO.v

Are You Ready For The Next Rally In Silver?

In short, the three primary drivers of this rally will be continuing weakness in the U.S. dollar, generally rising commodity prices and the aforementioned Commitment of Traders structure that recently showed the Large Speculators in COMEX silver to be NET short for the first time in nearly 15 years. As you know by now, the COMEX silver "market" is very likely THE most manipulated in the world, given its relatively small size and the dominant, monopolistic positions held by a few major banks.

March 13: Gold and Silver Gain But Miners Struggle With Stocks

Gold fell $6.60 to $1317.10 in Asia before it jumped up to $1327.50 in early New York trade and then dropped back down to $1318.70 by a little after 10AM EST, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1328.30 in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver rose to as high as $16.652 and ended with a gain of 0.12%.

March 12: Gold and Silver Erase Early Losses To End Near Unchanged

Gold fell $9.10 to $1314.40 at about 8AM EST, but it then rallied back higher throughout most of trade in New York and ended with a gain of 0.015%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.438 and ended with a loss of 0.18%.

Silver Does it Again! Severe Consequences.

In the free analysis that we posted last Monday, we warned that Friday’s session was likely to be volatile and tricky. This seems to have indeed been the case for silver. The white metal declined early in the day only to rally almost 40 cents from the initial low. In our previous alert, we discussed the possibility of silver topping at about $16.65 and this level was reached. Is silver about to take a dive just like it did in late November 2017?

March 9: Gold and Silver Find Slight Gains on the Week

Gold fell $9.20 to $1312.90 at about 8:30AM EST before it rallied back to $1324.90 by midday and then drifted lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver chopped between $16.347 and $16.672 and ended with a gain of 0.61%.

March 8: Gold and Silver Chop Near Unchanged

Gold fell $6.10 to $1319.10 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.23%. Silver traded between $16.564 and $16.426 and ended unchanged on the day.

Silver to Gold Ratio

Silver prices move farther and faster than gold prices, both up and down. When long term rallies begin silver often lags gold as in early 2018. The current gold to silver ratio at eighty to one is high. Fifty-nine to one has been the average for 40 years. Prior to 1913 the average was about 15 to one.

The COMEX Silver CoT

There's been a lot of talk these past few days about the "bullishness" of the latest Commitment of Traders Report for COMEX silver—and rightfully so. However, without some context, it's difficult to determine the degree to which the latest report is historic and unprecedented. Here's what we know: For the first time in nearly 15 years, the group called "Large Speculators" (hedge funds, trading funds, managed money, etc.) on the Commitment of Traders "Legacy" report is NET SHORT COMEX silver futures.

March 7: Gold and Silver Give Back Much of Yesterday’s Gains

Gold fell $10.90 to $1322.80 in early afternoon New York trade before it edged back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.64%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.437 and ended with a loss of 1.55%.

Silver Soared, So It’s Bullish, Right? Wrong.

It’s been only a couple of days since Thursday, when we closed our short positions and we have already seen a sizable rally in gold and silver. In fact, yesterday’s upswing was so significant that both precious metals already moved to the target areas that we featured on Monday, even though they were “scheduled” to move there at the end of the week. Is the top already in? Silver’s short-term outperformance definitely seems to suggest that it’s either in or at hand…

March 6: Gold and Silver Gain 1% and 2%

Gold gained $18.90 to as high as $1338.50 in late morning New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 1.07%. Silver rose to as high as $16.858 and ended with a gain of 1.89%.

BREAKING: Hashgraph Public Launch? & Big News For Silver

In this combined update for precious metals and the crypto sector, Mike Maloney explains an event that he has never seen before - is it evidence that silver prices might finally be unshackled? Then some big news for those who have been asking about Hashgraph (featured in Hidden Secrets of Money Episode 8). The Hashgraph website has been changed to a countdown clock, indicating an announcement next week. Could this be the start of an open-source public ledger for this ground-breaking new technology?

March 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower but Miners Gain

Gold gained $5.80 to $1327.70 in Asia before it dropped back to $1317.40 by midafternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher in the last 2 hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver waffled between $16.597 and $16.36 and ended with a loss of 0.48%.

The Rhyme of the Ancient Speculator: Bullish Silver COT

In sum, this week's silver COT can only be viewed as a bullish event and one where only over the fullness of time can we be sure that this week's contrarian's-delight overweight net short position by the Large Spec masochists is a true "BUY SIGNAL" in the same vein as was the December 4, 2015 COT for gold. I will tell you this: In discussing the silver COT over the past twenty-four hours with fellow precious metals players, there is a degree of cynicism and disinterest larger than the reaction I was getting two long years and three short days ago for similar set-ups for gold.

Silver Looks Way Better Than Gold Right Now

Normally the action in the gold and silver futures markets tends to be pretty similar, since the same general forces affect both precious metals. When inflation or some other source of anxiety is ascendant, both metals rise, and vice versa.

March 2: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold rose $10 to $1325.30 at about 9AM EST before it nearly erased that advance in the next few hours, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.5%. Silver rose to as high as $16.573 and ended with a gain of 0.12%.

March 1: Gold and Silver Erase Significant Early Losses to End Mixed

Gold fell $14.80 to $1302.80 in midmorning New York trade, but it then shot back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.175 before it also rallied back higher and ended near its late session high of $16.548 with a gain of 0.61%.

February 28: Gold and Silver Waffle Near Unchanged While Stocks Drop Again

Gold chopped in a relatively tight range of $1322.40 to $1316.00 and ended with a loss of just 0.08%. Silver rose to as high as $16.503 and ended with a loss of 0.18%.

$10,000 Gold - When Will Silver & Gold Finally Take Off?

In this video, Mike is joined by David Morgan to give their best attempts at predicting when the metals markets might start seeing performance akin to cryptocurrencies of late.

February 27: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1% With Stocks and Oil

Gold edged up to $1334.70 in Asia, but it then fell all of the way back to $1313.50 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of 1.095%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.331 and ended with a loss of 1.26%.

February 26: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

Gold gained $11.50 to $1340.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1330.20 by midday in New York, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.29%. Silver rose to as high as $16.763 and ended with a gain of 0.67%.

AbraPlata Provides Diablillos PEA Status Update and Announces Expiry of Anti-Dilution Right Held by SSR Mining

AbraPlata Resource Corp. ("AbraPlata" or the "Company") (ABRA.V) (ABBRF) (1AH.F) is pleased to announce that the Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) of the Diablillos Ag-Au project is nearing completion and the Company expects to announce the results by the end of February 2018. The Company is also pleased to report that the contractual anti-dilution right (the "Anti-Dilution Right") held by SSR Mining Inc. (formerly Silver Standard Resources Inc.) ("SSR Mining") under the second amended and restated share purchase agreement dated March 21, 2017 (the "SSR Agreement"), which entitled SSR Mining to maintain a free carried 19.9% equity interest in the Company has now expired.

February 23: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold fell $5.70 to $1325.80 in Asia before it bounced back to $1331.60 in London and then chopped back lower in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.499 and ended with a loss of 0.54%.

Market Report: Weaker, but in consolidation pattern

Gold and silver continued their consolidation of the last few weeks, becoming progressively less overbought in the process. Since last Friday’s close, gold was down $18 by early trade in Europe this morning, at $1329. Silver over the same time-frame is down only six cents at $16.60.

February 22: Gold and Silver Gain Nearly 1%

Gold fell $3.70 to $1320.80 in Asia, but it then rallied back higher for most of trade in New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1332.00 with a gain of 0.53%. Silver climbed to as high as $16.679 and ended with a gain of 0.79%.

Awesome Silver & USD Alarm Bell

1. I’ve strongly stated that in the short and intermediate term, the most important price driver of gold is the US dollar’s movement against the yen. 2. The dollar is the world’s largest “risk-on” market, because America is the world’s largest debtor. Japan is the world’s largest creditor. 3. Downside action of the dollar against the yen is a financial fire alarm bell. When the alarm rings, many of the world’s most powerful FOREX economists urge their clients to buy gold, and many do with substantial size.

The Interesting Relationship Between Silver Rallies and Interest Rates

It is not well known, that historically silver and interest rates have actually moved together (in the long-term). When interest rates are going up, then silver is going up. When interest rates are going down, silver is going down. In the short-term, interest rates and silver can diverge (like since about 2002 to now); however, this is temporary.

Market Report: Firm undertones

There is much happening on the subject of money, and to an extent, even gold is a bystander in a developing monetary train wreck. In recent weeks we have seen sterling come under pressure on fears of Brexit, plus some appalling trade figures. If Brexit happens, it will be the end of the grand European project, and the euro could disintegrate, but markets are not yet reflecting this possibility.

Sprott Physical Silver Trust Prices Follow-on Offering of Trust Units In An Aggregate Amount of US$74,907,000

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2016) - Sprott Physical Silver Trust (the "Trust") (PSLV)(TSX:PHS.U), a trust created to invest and hold substantially all of its assets in physical silver bullion and managed by Sprott Asset Management LP, announced today that it has priced its follow-on offering of 12,300,000 transferable, redeemable units of the Trust ("Units") at a price of US$6.09 per Unit (the "Offering"). As part of the Offering, the Trust has granted the underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to 1,845,000 additional Units. The gross proceeds from the Offering will be US$74,907,000 (US$86,143,050 if the underwriters exercise in full the over-allotment option).

Can Silver Keep Pace With Gold?

Silver futures are up about 8.5 percent this year, making it stand out among other commodities and financial markets. Investors snapped up coins, with U.S. Mint data showing March silver coin sales were up 17 percent over the previous year’s figure. Inflows into silver-backed exchange-traded funds witnessed their highest monthly inflow since December 2010, according to Commerzbank. Still, gold’s 15 percent year-to-date gain outshines silver, which means the gray metal has some catching up to do if it wants to match gold’s performance

Silver Bullion Surges 8% In 6 Days To Over $16 Per Ounce

Silver bullion prices surged 3.65% yesterday and have surged 8% in just six trading days. Silver rose 56 cents from $15.34 to $15.90 per ounce yesterday, made further gains in Asian and early European trading and broke above the psychological resistance of $16 per ounce.

Surging Mining Stocks Point to Big Move Ahead in Gold and Silver

The silver market appears to be gaining momentum, but spot prices remain well below their highs from last year.The gold:silver price ratio remains elevated at 79:1. As recently as 2011, gold sold for 32 times the price of silver, and historically it has often sold for 16 times or even as low as 10 times the silver price.

Fortuna Reports Production of 1.6 Million Ounces of Silver and 9,264 Ounces of Gold for First Quarter 2016

Jorge A. Ganoza, President and CEO, commented: "Silver and gold production exceeded guidance for the quarter. San Jose's outperformance was driven by higher head grades, increase in milled tonnes, and better metallurgical recoveries. Caylloma reached the new mill throughput rate of 1,430 tpd at the end of March." Mr. Ganoza continued, "Mill expansion from 2,000 tpd to 3,000 tpd is progressing as planned with commissioning scheduled for July 2016. At that point, the San Jose Mine will rank among the top thirteen primary silver producing mines in the world, increasing Fortuna's consolidated silver and gold annual production to approximately 9 -10 million ounces of silver and 52 - 53 thousand ounces of gold."

Deutsche Bank agrees to settle with Plaintiffs in London Silver Fixing litigation

In a surprising development, a group of plaintiffs in an antitrust litigation case against Deutsche Bank, HSBC Bank plc, the Bank of Nova Scotia, and UBS AG, have just announced that Deutsche Bank is in the process of negotiating the formal terms of a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs. Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Scotia are the only members of the London Silver Market Fixing Limited, a private company that had operated the London Silver Fixing auctions until mid August 2014, after which time that auction was superseded by the LBMA Silver Price auction.

Deutschbank gold silver price manipulation lawsuit analysis

Here is Germany’s largest bank, surely a MAJOR player in the power elite of the western fiat banking cartel, would NOT “provide cooperation to Plaintiffs” including “instant messages and other electronic communications” to the enemy who is trying to prove rigging? No way! This electronic information will be DEVASTATING to the big banks. It will prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the intricate details of the price suppression scheme, including who, what, when and where it all happened. This is unbelievable.

Bill Murphy: Silver – All about the Physical Market; Takin’ These Bums Out!

When you dedicate yourself to a project for 17 years, as Bill Murphy, GATA and LeMetropole Cafe, has, it must to be a joyous occasion to see the beginning steps of justice being served. On April 14 Deutche Bank (DB) admitted, in a court of law, their precious metals desk had been rigging the silver market and as the information began to surface it was also discovered that DB had been rigging the gold market as well. This is only the beginning.

Silver Price Forecast 2016: A Powerful Signal for the Coming Silver Rally

The silver price and the US Dollar/South African Rand exchange rate (USD/ZAR) have a very interesting relationship that goes back a long way. Due to the nature of this relationship, I have found the USD/ZAR chart to be a good tool for determining a silver bottom. In Jan 1980, when silver peaked at about $50, the USD/ZAR was trading at around 0.817. Today, the USD/ZAR rate is trading at about 14.366 – about 17.6 times higher than the Jan 1980 rate,whereas silver is trading at $16.2 – almost three times lower than the Jan 1980 high.

Silver futures post highest close in nearly a year

Silver futures rallied Tuesday, posting their highest finish in almost a year, while gold futures rose to a one week high, with the U.S. dollar-denominated metals getting a boost from weaker greenback. Silver for May SIK6, +4.41% delivery advanced 71.9 cents, or 4.4%, to settle $16.972 an ounce on Comex. That’s the highest close since late May, according to FactSet.

Here’s what’s behind silver’s sterling rally (CNBC video)

Silver has enjoyed an incredible surge recently, but some analysts doubt the sustainability of the metal's rally.

Blow Off in Progress but ‘Launch Phase’ Confirmed

For months now we have speculated in NFTRH that a new inflation phase is in the offing (after the first mover, gold, rises amid global economic contraction) and the thrust off the bottom in the precious metals complex and now the rest of the commodity pack, indicates it is here. However, a mini blow off within the launch phase in silver is happening right now and this will eventually bring a reaction (momentum will blow out when it blows out, which is how blow offs work), which is not likely to be a gentle sideways consolidation. What is happening now is like a microcosm of spring 2011, only a coming correction would very likely not be terminal. Its job will be to confirm a new ‘inflation bull’ market. Watch the precious metals as always, for the early clues.

Silver Sell Signal Begins Its Long Term Rise

It may seem odd talking about sell signals at the beginning of a new bull market for silver, but let us get into perspective what bull markets are all about. Silver has seen strong buying in the retail sector as investors snap up silver eagles and similar bullion coins. Likewise, the silver ETFs as a group are near record levels.

Did The Big Silver And Gold Market Event Arrive?

On the US Dollar index chart, I have marked the two fractals (1 to 3). I have also indicated the relevant silver tops and bottoms to show how the patterns exist in similar conditions. Furthermore, if you look on the Dow chart, you will see that the Dow peaked just before point 3 on both patterns. If this comparison is justified, then we will see a big drop in the Dow and the US dollar index soon. This is consistent with my long-term analysis of the Dow and the US Dollar index. While this is happening silver, and gold will rise to phenomenal highs (which has already started).

Silver Wheaton: The Ultimate Streaming Service

Royalty companies can often minimize political risk because they don’t normally deal directly with the governments of countries their partners are operating in. This is especially valuable when working with miners that operate in restrictive tax jurisdictions and under governments with high levels of corruption. Silver Wheaton’s contract with Brazilian miner Vale, for instance, stipulates that Vale is solely responsible for paying taxes in Brazil, which are among the highest in Latin America. Vancouver-based Silver Wheaton pays only Canadian taxes.

Silver demand up 3.4% in 2015, highest on record, supply declined 1.2%

Global silver demand totaled a record 36,407 mt in 2015, up 3.4% from 35,206 mt in 2014, the Silver Institute said Thursday. Total supply declined 1.2% to 3,276 mt in 2015, resulting in a third consecutive annual physical deficit of 4,040 mt, up 65% from a 2,445 mt deficit a year earlier. Although mine production was higher on the year, up 2.1% to 27,579 mt in 2015, it was not enough to offset a 13.2% decline in scrap supply to 4,544 mt.

This Is How Bad It Really Is!

The 1929 Dow crash marked the start of the infamous Great Depression. We currently have a repeat of the pattern that led to that great crash in 1929. This pattern is basically a huge stock market rally (after a period of stagnation) that is driven by a huge expansion of the money supply (or credit expansion).

The Endgame

There is a growing fear in financial and monetary circles that there is something deeply wrong with the global economy. Publicly, officials and practitioners alike have become confused by policy failures, and privately, occasionally even downright pessimistic, at a loss to see a statist solution. It is hardly exaggerating to say there is a growing feeling of impending doom.

Silver Price Forecast 2016: Massive Silver Rally During The Coming US Dollar Index Crash

I have written extensively about how the current silver bull market is similar to the 70s. Despite these similarities, silver will (ultimately) perform much better than during the 70s. The fractal analysis of the US Dollar Index (below) shows some more similarities and differences between the 70s era and now. I believe that these further supports the expectation that silver will perform much better than it did during the 70s.

Hecla to Acquire Mines Management

SPOKANE, Wash., May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mines Management, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGN, TSX: MGT) (Mines Management) and Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) (Hecla) today announced a merger agreement with Hecla acquiring Mines Management. In the proposed merger, each outstanding common share[1] of Mines Management will be exchanged for 0.2218 of a common share of Hecla. This represents a 41% premium to Mines Management, using both companies' 10 day VWAP (Volume Weighted Average Price) on May 20, 2016. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, 2016. The transaction is subject to approval by Mines Management shareholders and other closing conditions.

Miner Sees Silver Price Surging Ninefold as Global Gadgets Boom - First Majestic CEO sees $20 Silver by Year End

“For an electronics manufacturer to come directly to us -- that tells me something is changing in the market,” said Keith Neumeyer, chief executive officer of First Majestic, the top stock in Canada and among its global peers this year. “I think we’ll see three-digit silver,” he said, predicting the metal could surge to $140 an ounce by as early as 2019.